A 37-year-old member asked:
What to do if i stepped on a small metal nail, what should i do?
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Podiatry 42 years experience
See below: 1st is your tetanus up to date, if not see a doctor for a tetanus booster.
Wash the area well with soap and water. If a puncture site can be seen, scrub it well.
Apply antiseptic and bandaid. If you feel that there is any metal in the foot then see a doctor.
Watch for redness and swelling, since this will indicate start of infection.
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Last updated Jul 28, 2013
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